Which Wolf Will You Feed?

I love this story and my friend Sherry sent it to me after reading my earlier blog. The old Cherokee story has a lot of value to it. Which wolf will you feed?

Sometimes the two wolves are like this inside us…good fighting wrong.

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A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

When we feed the right wolf…they are in harmony.

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18 thoughts on “Which Wolf Will You Feed?

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  3. I have read the story many times never often enough as it really says it well. I know we want to do good but the other is so tempting too. Ty

    • this story says it all to me. Yes sometimes we battle inside to do what is right but doing the right will bring a peace like none other. When we opt to do what we know is wrong, we have fed the wrong wolf and one day our actions will devour us.

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